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ERIC Number: EJ1121534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Taiwanese University Students' Perspectives on Experiential Learning and Psychosocial Development
Lin, Yii-Nii; Lai, Pi-Hui; Chiu, Yi-Hsing Claire; Hsieh, Hui-Hsing; Chen, Yueh-Hua
College Student Journal, v50 n4 p603-613 Win 2016
This study described the relations of experiential learning and psychosocial development of Taiwanese university students through the qualitative method of phenomenology. Thirty-six students, age ranged from 19 to 25 years, from three research-oriented universities in northern Taiwan were interviewed. Seven themes were delineated: (1) discovering interests and potential; (2) forming conceptual framework, stimulating thinking, and taking action; (3) accepting differences and developing empathy; (4) gaining new experiences and managing emotions; (5) practicing cooperation and communication skills and enhancing interpersonal competence; (6) rectifying mistakes and enhancing interpersonal skills; and (7) enhancing self-understanding and establishing self-identity. The findings indicated that university students have been inevitably exercising the frame of experiential learning in their psychosocial development in many aspects of life, especially on building self-identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan